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NYT Worries: Babies From Poor Mothers Are Expensive – The American Interest

NYT Worries: Babies From Poor Mothers Are Expensive – The American Interest. The New York Times has written an entire piece bemoaning the fact that reducing federal subsidies for birth control would lead to poor women having more children, which would lead to higher Medicaid expenses: Cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood — a longstanding conservative goal that is […]

Mammals shrink when Earth heats up — horses the size of cats?

Mammals shrink when Earth heats up — horses the size of cats?. By SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists think it could happen again. Warm-blooded animals got smaller at least twice in Earth’s history when carbon dioxide levels soared and temperatures spiked as part of a natural warming, a new […]

The CBO Didn’t Say Anything About 24 Million ‘Losing’ Insurance | The Weekly Standard

The CBO Didn't Say Anything About 24 Million 'Losing' Insurance | The Weekly Standard. By Chris Deaton Chris Deaton The Weekly Standard · March 20, 2017 In the hour it was reported with smothering ubiquity that the GOP’s Obamacare replacement would cause 24 million individuals to “lose” insurance, the debate about government health care policy was given a bucket of […]

REVEALED: Turkey’s Plan To ‘Camouflage’ Lobbying In The US | The Daily Caller

REVEALED: Turkey's Plan To 'Camouflage' Lobbying In The US | The Daily Caller. The government of Turkey planned to use front groups and operatives “camouflaged” as journalists to gain access to Capitol Hill and the U.S. security apparatus, hacked emails released by WikiLeaks reveal. The documents, which are from the Gmail account of Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s energy minister and the […]

Articles: Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: Know its Lessons

Articles: Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: Know its Lessons. by C.C. Taylor · March 16, 2017 As they conduct their campaigns against Mr. Trump, Barack Obama, The New York Times’ Dean Baquet, the Washington Post’s Martin Baron, David Brock of American Bridge and other progressive leadership elites all follow a game plan. It is a game plan that has been […]

Chuck Schumer’s Attacks On Neil Gorsuch Are Un-American

Chuck Schumer's Attacks On Neil Gorsuch Are Un-American. by David Harsanyi · March 15, 2017 If Democrats want to filibuster Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, they’re entitled to do it. In fact, Democrats are free to try and stop the Neil Gorsuch confirmation for any reason they desire, whether ideological, personal, or no particular reason at all. There […]

Fed raises rates as job gains, firming inflation stoke confidence | Reuters

Fed raises rates as job gains, firming inflation stoke confidence | Reuters. by Howard Schneider · March 15, 2017 WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth, strong job gains and confidence that inflation is rising to the central bank’s target. The decision to […]

Feds: Russian Spies Paid Hackers to Break Into Yahoo – The Daily Beast

Feds: Russian Spies Paid Hackers to Break Into Yahoo – The Daily Beast. by Betsy Woodruff · March 15, 2017 In 2012 and again in 2013, federal judges in the U.S. indicted 29-year-old Russian Alexsey Belan on hacking charges. Law enforcement officials hoped the Russians would extradite him. Instead, they hired him. The tale is part of the the bombshell […]

Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending. by ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Thursday’s scheduled budget release will upend […]

PETITION CALLING ON AMERICANS TO BOYCOTT THE DISNEY COMPANY UNTIL IT STOPS PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY IN CHILDREN’S MOVIES AND PROGRAMMING

PETITION CALLING ON AMERICANS TO BOYCOTT THE DISNEY COMPANY UNTIL IT STOPS PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY IN CHILDREN’S MOVIES AND PROGRAMMING. Whereas, generations of children have been raised on wholesome Disney movies that, whether animated or live-action, were stories of character and virtue, from “Old Yeller” to “Cinderella” – even including explicitly Christian allegories like Pinocchio (“Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, […]

Obama’s rules to ‘punish’ teachers vetoed by Congress

Obama’s rules to ‘punish’ teachers vetoed by Congress. Under the cover of the 2016 presidential election noise, Barack Obama’s administration tried to sneak in additional rules on teacher education that the American Council on Education called “costly, complex and burdensome.” The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education had recommended they not be adopted, because there was no evidence they […]

America Needs an “Engage and Contain” Strategy for China | The National Interest

America Needs an "Engage and Contain" Strategy for China | The National Interest. For the United States, the headline concerning China should not be “engage and hedge” as it has been for decades. Given China’s systematic destabilizing external behavior, the time is past for hedging. Rather, for the foreseeable future, U.S. policy should be “engage and contain.” With President Trump’s […]

GOP Bill ‘Would Repeal the Most Punishing Elements of Obamacare,’ Small Business Owners Say

GOP Bill 'Would Repeal the Most Punishing Elements of Obamacare,' Small Business Owners Say. “The American Health Care Act would repeal the most punishing elements of Obamacare,” the head of a 325,000-member group of small business owners declared Tuesday after the organization sent Congress a letter of support for the bill. In her statement, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) […]

ISIS Infighting as Baghdadi Shows Favor to Foreign Fighters

ISIS Infighting as Baghdadi Shows Favor to Foreign Fighters. by Bridget Johnson · March 15, 2017 ARLINGTON, Va. — ISIS jihadists in western Mosul are becoming increasingly hostile toward each other as self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been giving better equipment to foreign fighters, the spokesman for coalition operations said today. Col. John Dorrian also told reporters via teleconference […]

Trump Administration to Review Obama-Era CAFE Standards – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Trump Administration to Review Obama-Era CAFE Standards – Hit & Run : Reason.com. EPAOn its way out the door in January, the Obama administration rushed to lock in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards at 54.5 miles per gallon for light duty vehicles by 2025. The final determination also calculated that the higher CAFE standards would […]

CBO’s Prophecies, Demystified – WSJ

CBO’s Prophecies, Demystified – WSJ. The white smoke rose Monday afternoon from the Congressional Budget Office as the fiscal forecasters published their cost-and-coverage estimates of the GOP health-care reform bill. Awaiting such predictions—and then investing them with supposed clairvoyance—are Beltway rituals. The coverage numbers weren’t great for Republicans, but they shouldn’t allow an outfit that historically underestimates the benefits of […]

I Had Dinner With the Afghan Ambassador. What He Said About the Differences Between Trump, Obama Is Stunning

I Had Dinner With the Afghan Ambassador. What He Said About the Differences Between Trump, Obama Is Stunning. President Trump is already turning the world upside down in international diplomatic circles by taking a markedly different approach to global politics than his predecessor. It comes as no surprise that with each new American administration, a diplomatic chain reaction is felt […]

Obamacare disaster is Republicans’ to fix – Washington Times

Obamacare disaster is Republicans' to fix – Washington Times. by Charles Hurt House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in Congress are sitting around while Republicans try to clean up the Obamacare mess. (Associated Press/File) more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Remember how for years after President Obama first got elected we had to hear all about how Republicans destroyed the economy? […]

Donald Trump & ‘Liberal Resistance’: The Left Embraces Secession | National Review

Donald Trump & ‘Liberal Resistance’: The Left Embraces Secession | National Review. by Jim Geraghty · March 14, 2017 Late in President Obama’s second term, Kurt Schlichter and a group of conservative bloggers got together over drinks and noted that the political divisions in the country were intensifying and appeared intractable. Liberals and conservatives had irreconcilable visions of law, government, […]

Pelosi’s ObamaCare tweet gets unintended response | Fox News

Pelosi's ObamaCare tweet gets unintended response | Fox News. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) tweeted out a question late on Monday about people’s experiences with Obamacare but did not get the response she was looking for. Last week Republicans released their new health care plan intended to replaced the Affordable Care Act. Democrats have been gearing up to […]

Given a Choice Between Fear and Apathy, I’ll Take Fear – Jonah Goldberg

Given a Choice Between Fear and Apathy, I'll Take Fear – Jonah Goldberg. by Jonah Goldberg Dystopia is in the air these days. George Orwell’s “1984″ is selling like hotcakes — if hotcakes still sold well in this low-carb world. Is the president to blame? I think historians, no doubt working from their subterranean monasteries, bunkered from the radioactive wasteland […]

A Larger Fleet Is Not Enough – The American Interest

A Larger Fleet Is Not Enough – The American Interest. Expanding the navy is a good idea, but only in service of a strategy to ensure U.S. dominance at sea. At the end of February President Trump said that his Administration will ask Congress for a $54 billion addition to defense spending for the budget year that begins in October. […]

Congress Demands Investigation Into Obama Admin Meddling in Foreign Elections

Congress Demands Investigation Into Obama Admin Meddling in Foreign Elections. by Adam Kredo · March 14, 2017 Share Email Former President Barack Obama / Getty Images A group of leading senators is calling on newly installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately launch an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds […]

NYT Eats Crow After Trump Tax Return Proves Story Wrong | The Daily Caller

NYT Eats Crow After Trump Tax Return Proves Story Wrong | The Daily Caller. The White House released President Trump’s tax return from 2005 on Tuesday, which showed that he paid $38 million on $150 million in income. This disproves the premise of a major New York Times story in the lead-up to the November election. The Oct. 1 Times […]

Articles: Take Down the Democrat 10

Articles: Take Down the Democrat 10. by J. Robert Smith · March 14, 2017 Spring training is underway. Hardball is back. But it’s not just about the game played on diamonds. It’s about politics. It’s about always finding the winning edge. It’s about playing hardball to get the edge. Democrats need to lose — and lose hugely — for trying […]

4 Key Problems That Could Kill The Tax Credits In The Obamacare Repeal

4 Key Problems That Could Kill The Tax Credits In The Obamacare Repeal. by Christopher Jacobs · March 13, 2017 While most of official Washington waits for word—expected early this week—from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) about the fiscal effects of House Republicans’ “repeal-and-replace” legislation, another, equally critical debate is taking place within the corridors of the Capitol. Arcane arguments […]

Top GOP senators call for more low-income help in healthcare bill | TheHill

Top GOP senators call for more low-income help in healthcare bill | TheHill. by Peter Sullivan · March 14, 2017 Some top Senate Republicans are backing a change to the House ObamaCare replacement bill to increase financial assistance for low-income people to purchase health insurance. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a member of Senate GOP leadership, said Tuesday he is working […]

IS Mosul commander killed, government forces battle for bridge | Reuters

IS Mosul commander killed, government forces battle for bridge | Reuters. MOSUL Iraqi troops battled Islamic State fighters for control of a bridge over the River Tigris in Mosul on Tuesday as civilians streamed out of recaptured western neighborhoods, cold, wet and hungry but relieved to be free of the militants’ grip. Progress by Interior Ministry Rapid Response units had […]

Exposing Putin’s Cronies: The Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous – The Daily Beast

Exposing Putin’s Cronies: The Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous – The Daily Beast. by Anna Nemtsova · March 15, 2017 MOSCOW — The Investigations Management Center (IMC), housed under a mansard roof on Pokrovka Avenue in the heart of old Moscow, was full of light and buzz one night last week. A senior investigative reporter, Andrei Konyakhin, and his […]

Facing defiance, GOP leaders press ahead on health bill

Facing defiance, GOP leaders press ahead on health bill. Facing mounting rank-and-file defiance, Republican leaders and the White House redoubled their efforts Tuesday to muscle legislation overhauling America’s health care system through Congress following a sobering report about millions being shoved off insurance coverage. President Donald Trump, whose strong Election Day showing in GOP regions makes him the party’s ultimate […]

The hidden agenda behind war on U.S. flag

The hidden agenda behind war on U.S. flag. USA-themed clothing worn by Valley High School students in Iowa was deemed taboo as it might offend the refugees on the opposing team. The students apologized for their outrageous apparel. Valley High School students were forced to apologize for dressing in the colors of Old Glory at a recent basketball game with […]

Women’s Day Protestors Perform ‘Abortion’ on ‘Virgin Mary’

Women’s Day Protestors Perform ‘Abortion’ on ‘Virgin Mary'. by Michael W. Chapman · March 14, 2017 By | March 14, 2017 | 1:45 PM EDT As part of International Women’s Day (March 8), feminist protestors simulated a bloody abortion on a woman dressed as the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, outside the cathedral in Tucuman, Argentina. The protestors, […]

Schumer Threatens Government Shutdown Over Wall

Schumer Threatens Government Shutdown Over Wall. by Rachel del Guidice · March 14, 2017 Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is threatening a government shutdown if funding for a border wall is included in a must-pass government spending bill. “If Republicans insist on inserting poison pill riders such as defunding Planned Parenthood, building a border wall, or starting a deportation force, […]

Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Reign of Terror Nearly Over

Michelle Obama's School Lunch Reign of Terror Nearly Over. by Rick Moran · March 14, 2017 The lobbying group for more than 54,000 school cafeteria workers is calling on the Trump administration to dump former first lady Michelle Obama’s “healthy” school lunch program, citing its unpopularity with children. The School Nutrition Association believes they have a sympathetic ear in the […]

Trump Domestic & Foreign Challenges: Partisan Battles, Weakened Military, International Dangers | National Review

Trump Domestic & Foreign Challenges: Partisan Battles, Weakened Military, International Dangers | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · March 14, 2017 Most Americans are worried about our domestic crises. Obama left office after doubling the debt to $20 trillion. Near-zero interest rates over eight years have impoverished an entire generation of seniors — and yet remain key to servicing […]

Corporate Leaders: Progressive Activists, Not Conservative Villains | National Review

Corporate Leaders: Progressive Activists, Not Conservative Villains | National Review. by Kevin D. Williamson · March 12, 2017 The Organization Man, whom we first met in 1956, is still very much with us. And his eccentric career since that time partly answers a question that mystifies many contemporary conservatives: Given that progressives profess to hate corporations, why are our corporate […]

In talks with Trump, Conservatives make Ryan the scapegoat | Washington Examiner

In talks with Trump, Conservatives make Ryan the scapegoat | Washington Examiner. by David M. Drucker · March 14, 2017 Powerful conservative groups wary of alienating President Trump are blaming their opposition to his healthcare initiative on House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. The American Health Care Act, though authored by Ryan, with input from House and Senate Republicans, was crafted […]

Trump signs executive order to make fed agencies ‘lean,’ more ‘accountable’ | Fox News

Trump signs executive order to make fed agencies 'lean,’ more ‘accountable' | Fox News. President Trump on Monday ordered a top-to-bottom audit of every Executive Branch department and agency to save money and improve services. “This executive order is another major step toward making the federal government efficient, effective and accountable to the people,” Trump said in signing the order […]

Europe’s Lesson Teaches Us: Don’t Go Green – Stephen Moore

Europe's Lesson Teaches Us: Don't Go Green – Stephen Moore. by Stephen Moore If you listen to the media narrative on climate change and “clean energy,” you’d think that the rest of the world has moved smartly and seamlessly toward 21st century green energy while the U.S. is the high-polluting laggard that just won’t get with the program to save […]

Japan and Philippines Challenge China on New Fronts – The American Interest

Japan and Philippines Challenge China on New Fronts – The American Interest. by Frank Furedi · March 13, 2017 The United States is not the only country planning new freedom-of-navigation exercises in China-claimed waters. Reuters reports that Japan is preparing to send a major message in the South China Sea: Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month […]

CBO: American Health Care Act Will Reduce Deficit By $337 Billion

CBO: American Health Care Act Will Reduce Deficit By $337 Billion. HHS Secretary Tom Price delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and representatives of conservative political organizations to discuss the American Health Care Act / Getty Images The American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement to the Affordable Care Act, is estimated to […]

Berkeley Goes Offline | The Weekly Standard

Berkeley Goes Offline | The Weekly Standard. Another victory for the grievance industry. A few years ago, an adjunct professor and disability-rights activist named Stacy Nowak went to take a look at a college course offered online by the University of California, Berkeley. The course was called “Journalism for Social Change.” Nowak is deaf. She has no connection to UC Berkeley; […]

CBO’s 24 Million Person Mistake With Obamacare | The Daily Caller

CBO's 24 Million Person Mistake With Obamacare | The Daily Caller. The Congressional Budget Office said Monday that the White House-backed plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would result in an estimated 24 million more uninsured people by 2026. The CBO previously overestimated the amount of people who would gain private health insurance due to Obamacare by the exact same […]

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Is 100% Correct About Carbon Dioxide

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Is 100% Correct About Carbon Dioxide. by Robert Tracinski · March 13, 2017 For pro-free-marketers, the big bright spot of the Trump administration is the hatchet he’s taking to the Environmental Protection Agency: doing things like packing the agency with global warming skeptics and rolling back absurd new automobile mileage mandates. The man in charge of […]

Justice Dept. asks for more time on wiretapping evidence

Justice Dept. asks for more time on wiretapping evidence. by JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a Monday deadline, the Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time to provide evidence backing up President Donald Trump’s unproven assertion that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the election. The request came as the White House appeared to soften Trump’s explosive […]

U.S. nuke ‘killing power’ boosted by factor of 3

U.S. nuke ‘killing power’ boosted by factor of 3. A little-known change in the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal has boosted the killing power of the W-76 warheads used on submarine-based missiles by a factor of three, prompting concern that Russia will “undertake countermeasures that would increase the already dangerously high readiness of Russian nuclear forces,” according to a report in […]

A Mountain of Debt: Is China’s Economy Going To Crash? | The National Interest

A Mountain of Debt: Is China's Economy Going To Crash? | The National Interest. China bears have had their fears reconfirmed over the nation’s mountainous debt by none other than the nation’s central bank governor. Is the world’s second-biggest economy heading for a crash? On Friday, People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan confessed to reporters that “non-financial corporate leverage […]

Muslim Man Calls 911 47 Times to Complain About Trump, Declare Support for ISIS

Muslim Man Calls 911 47 Times to Complain About Trump, Declare Support for ISIS. Grand Forks, North Dakota man Mohamed Aweis Mohamed called 911 47 times in less than one week to voice his displeasure with President Donald Trump and to declare his support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Grand Forks Herald reported on March […]

Cuomo Forms Plastic Bag Task Force

Cuomo Forms Plastic Bag Task Force. by Bridget Johnson · March 13, 2017 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the formation of a state task force Sunday to come up with ways to deal with pesky plastic bags from the supermarket. In 2016, New York City passed a law mandating at least a 5-cent charge for people opting to receive […]

How Investigating the Trump Campaign Backfired on Obama’s Embeds | The American Spectator

How Investigating the Trump Campaign Backfired on Obama’s Embeds | The American Spectator. by George Neumayr · March 14, 2017 Confirmations of the Obama administration’s investigation of the Trump campaign keep trickling out. Naturally, the media has shown no interest in them. It wants evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, not evidence that Obama’s embeds were sniffing around Trump’s computer server — […]

Turkey President Erdogan: ‘Nazism is Alive in the West’ Because Netherlands, Germany Not Allowing Pro-Erdogan Rallies – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Turkey President Erdogan: ‘Nazism is Alive in the West’ Because Netherlands, Germany Not Allowing Pro-Erdogan Rallies – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Ed Krayewski · March 13, 2017 Protesters clash with police in the Netherlands as Geert Wilders takes advantage ahead of Dutch elections this week. |Mar. 13, 2017 2:17 pm CEM TURKEL/EPA/NewscomTurkey’s increasingly authoritarian government is holding a […]

Sean Hannity: Trump must purge deep-state bureaucrats now | Fox News

Sean Hannity: Trump must purge deep-state bureaucrats now | Fox News. Deep-state Obama holdovers embedded like barnacles in the federal bureaucracy are hell-bent on destroying President Trump. It’s time for the Trump administration to purge these saboteurs. Back to 1861, President Abraham Lincoln created a so-called “team of rivals,” a cabinet of adversaries that he ran against in the Republican […]

We Shouldn’t Always Have Paris – WSJ

We Shouldn’t Always Have Paris – WSJ. President Trump is expected as soon as next week to order the Environmental Protection Agency to rescind its Clean Power rule that is blocked by the courts. But the President faces another test of political fortitude on whether to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. That’s suddenly uncertain. Mr. Trump promised […]

The New Assault on Privacy | The Weekly Standard

The New Assault on Privacy | The Weekly Standard. By James Piereson The Weekly Standard · March 20, 2017 Photo credit: Prager University / YouTube On February 27 the Supreme Court turned down an appeal in a case from Colorado that would have decided whether nonprofit organizations that run issue advertisements during election campaigns can be compelled to disclose the […]

Trump’s Skeletal Crew: Sub-Cabinet Positions Unfilled | National Review

Trump’s Skeletal Crew: Sub-Cabinet Positions Unfilled | National Review. by John Fund · March 12, 2017 President Trump and his allies have lots of complaints about Democrats holding up White House appointees. “Their underlying goal is to allow remaining Obama-appointed bureaucrats to do as much damage to the Trump administration as they can before leaving,” former House speaker Newt Gingrich […]

Ryan touts Medicaid overhaul as ‘most historic entitlement reform’ ever | Washington Examiner

Ryan touts Medicaid overhaul as 'most historic entitlement reform' ever | Washington Examiner. by Joseph Lawler · March 12, 2017 House Speaker Paul Ryan, in an interview that aired Sunday, touted Republicans’ Obamacare replacement as the “most historic entitlement reform” ever because of its changes to the federal Medicaid program. “This is the most historic entitlement reform we have ever […]

Team Trump, GOP downplay looming CBO report, question group’s competence, earlier findings | Fox News

Team Trump, GOP downplay looming CBO report, question group’s competence, earlier findings | Fox News. by Joseph Weber Trump administration officials and other key Washington Republicans on Sunday downplayed the impact of the upcoming Congressional Budget Office report on the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement plan, suggesting the nonpartisan group has miscalculated before on such complex legislation. “The director of the CBO […]

Illegal Immigrant Crime: The Real Story – Katie Kieffer

Illegal Immigrant Crime: The Real Story – Katie Kieffer. by Katie Kieffer Deal with it, Democrats: illegal immigrants commit crime far more often than legal immigrants. Six days after President Trump was inaugurated as our 45th President, the typing wizards at the New York Times got a little desperate. We’re talking nail biting; chain-smoking; shot-pounding nervous. So they made a […]

Defunding NPR Likely Wouldn’t Go Into Effect for 2 Years

Defunding NPR Likely Wouldn’t Go Into Effect for 2 Years. Defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, an idea floated by the Trump administration, would likely take two years to go into effect. The funding for CPB, which receives roughly $450 million a year for public television and public radio, is allotted two years in advance. Any appropriations bill that did […]

Turkey warns ‘fascist’ Netherlands will pay in rally row

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row. by Fulya OZERKAN, Stuart WILLIAMS Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday warned the Netherlands would pay for blocking his ministers from holding rallies to win support in a referendum on expanding his powers, as a crisis escalated with Turkey’s key EU partners. Erdogan also repeated hugely controversial […]

Students Denounced As Racist For Wearing US Flag Colors | The Daily Caller

Students Denounced As Racist For Wearing US Flag Colors | The Daily Caller. Students from one Iowan high school recently apologized to the administrators of another Iowan high school when people found their choice of red, white and blue attire offensive. Supporters of the Des Moines North High School basketball team, many of whose players are from refugee families, were […]

Articles: Emptying the Barbarian Playbook

Articles: Emptying the Barbarian Playbook. by Frank Crimi · March 12, 2017 As ISIS empties a barbaric playbook of chemical attacks, child suicide bombers, and human shields in a desperate attempt to hold onto Mosul, it may also be adding cannibalism to this poisonous script. The root of the Islamic State’s maniacal desperation stems from a tightening noose being pulled […]

Trump Says He’s Open To Negotiation On Obamacare. Here’s His Chance

Trump Says He’s Open To Negotiation On Obamacare. Here’s His Chance. by John Daniel Davidson · March 10, 2017 The Republican Study Committee is backing two proposed changes to the Obamacare repeal and replace bill now under consideration in the House, both of which concern Medicaid. The first amendment would freeze Medicaid enrollment under Obamacare’s lavish funding rates at the […]

Diplomats warn of Russia hysteria | TheHill

Diplomats warn of Russia hysteria | TheHill. by Jonathan Easley · March 11, 2017 Former U.S. ambassadors to Russia and Foreign Service diplomats are angered by what they view as a “witch-hunt” pursuing Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, warning that “hysteria” over Russia in Congress and the media will undermine U.S. interests abroad. Kislyak, a trained nuclear physicist who has served […]

Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans | Reuters

Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans | Reuters. by Richard Cowan · March 13, 2017 WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Representative Todd Rokita keeps a clock hanging on the wall of his Capitol Hill office that tracks the U.S. government’s rising debt in real time and reminds him of his top priority: reining in federal spending. “I was sent here on […]

Superstar reporter goes public with Obama’s creepy spying on her

Superstar reporter goes public with Obama’s creepy spying on her. “It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran.” – George Orwell, “1984” WASHINGTON – The woman who is perhaps the nation’s top investigative journalist is fighting back against Big […]

Suspect in House IT Security Probe Had Access to DNC Emails

Suspect in House IT Security Probe Had Access to DNC Emails. by Luke Rosiak · March 12, 2017 Imran Awan—the lead suspect in a criminal probe into breaches of House of Representatives information security systems—possessed the password to an iPad used by then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz when DNC emails were given to WikiLeaks, The Daily Caller News […]

Turkish Riots in Rotterdam Threaten Dutch Political Stability Ahead of Elections This Week | Homeland Security

Turkish Riots in Rotterdam Threaten Dutch Political Stability Ahead of Elections This Week | Homeland Security. by Patrick Poole · March 12, 2017 The Reuters picture above of supporters of Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan are not from Istanbul or Ankara, but from riots overnight in Rotterdam that threaten the stability of the Netherlands ahead of Dutch parliamentary elections later […]

How and Why Obamacare Repeal Will Succeed | The American Spectator

How and Why Obamacare Repeal Will Succeed | The American Spectator. by David Catron · March 13, 2017 The tsunami of criticism that greeted last week’s introduction of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was probably inevitable, considering the questionable character of some career politicians, the liberal inclination of the legacy media, and the hopelessly convoluted maze of mandates, taxes, […]

Veterans’ bill deserves bipartisan support | Washington Examiner

Veterans' bill deserves bipartisan support | Washington Examiner. by Washington Examiner · March 11, 2017 With most Americans’ minds on healthcare reform this week, the House of Representatives will take a first step toward fulfilling President Trump’s campaign promises to veterans. Throughout President Obama’s second term, scandals consumed the Department of Veterans Affairs. They evinced an uncaring, self-centered bureaucracy that […]

Andrew Jackson at 250: President’s legacy isn’t pretty, but neither is history

Andrew Jackson at 250: President's legacy isn't pretty, but neither is history. Editor’s note: H.W. Brands is the author of “Andrew Jackson” and other works of American history. He is a professor of history at the University of Texas-Austin and is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He wrote this essay about Jackson’s legacy for the USA TODAY NETWORK. […]

Will: Keeping lessons of Founders alive on campus | Boston Herald

Will: Keeping lessons of Founders alive on campus | Boston Herald. by George F. Will TEMPE, Ariz. — Encouraging developments are as welcome as they are rare in colleges and universities that cultivate diversity in everything but thought. Fortunately, state legislatures, alumni and philanthropists are planting little academic platoons that will make campuses less intellectually monochrome. One such, just launched, […]

Jeff Sessions’s U.S. Attorneys Firing Isn’t Scandalous | National Review

Jeff Sessions’s U.S. Attorneys Firing Isn’t Scandalous | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · March 10, 2017 In March 1993, Janet Reno began her tenure as President Bill Clinton’s attorney general by summarily firing United States attorneys for 93 of the 94 federal districts (one, Michael Chertoff, was retained in New Jersey, at the request of Democratic Senator Bill […]

Trump threatens GOP: Back health bill or get primaried | Washington Examiner

Trump threatens GOP: Back health bill or get primaried | Washington Examiner. by David M. Drucker · March 10, 2017 President Trump has told Republican leaders that he’s prepared to play hardball with congressional conservatives to pass the GOP healthcare bill, including by supporting the 2018 primary challengers of any Republican who votes against the bill. Sources told the Washington […]

Suspected White House fence jumper charged with carrying ‘dangerous weapon,’ seen behind mansion column | Fox News

Suspected White House fence jumper charged with carrying 'dangerous weapon,' seen behind mansion column | Fox News. by Joseph Weber Federal attorneys on Saturday identified the person who allegedly jumped a White House fence Friday night and got so deep into the compound that he was seen hiding behind one the mansion’s column before being apprehended. The suspect has been […]

Democrats, Psychological Projection and Russia – Susan Stamper Brown

Democrats, Psychological Projection and Russia – Susan Stamper Brown. by Susan Stamper Brown Have you ever been around someone who has a bad case of gas, but always finds ways to blame the noxious fumes on those around them? Democrats are masters of the “whoever smelt it, dealt it” game which is really nothing more than psychological projection. Psychologists define […]

Mind the Professors – The American Interest

Mind the Professors – The American Interest. Samuel J. Abrams How the lack of ideological diversity on college campuses slows progress and threatens the ideals of liberal education. The attack on Charles Murray and another professor by student protestors at Middlebury College has prompted a lot of soul searching at American colleges and universities about the state of our students, […]

The ISIS Endgame – Washington Free Beacon

The ISIS Endgame – Washington Free Beacon. The Islamic Caliphate announced in 2014 by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, is approaching the end of its short and terrible life. Iraqi forces, supported by Americans, have reclaimed the eastern half of Mosul and are retaking the western one. Kurdish militias in Syria, also backed by the United States, are […]

The World Wide Web’s inventor warns it’s in peril on 28th anniversary

The World Wide Web's inventor warns it's in peril on 28th anniversary. by Jon Swartz , USA TODAY Tim Berners-Lee (Photo: Web Foundation, for USA TODAY) Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, now wants to save it. The computer scientist who wrote the blueprint for what would become the World Wide Web 28 years ago today is alarmed […]

Hillary Clinton Ran DEPLORABLE Campaign Says Study | The Daily Caller

Hillary Clinton Ran DEPLORABLE Campaign Says Study | The Daily Caller. A new academic study analyzing the 2016 presidential election has determined that Hillary Clinton and her multitude of handlers ran a deplorably awful campaign that was probably the worst campaign for national office in the modern political era. The study — entitled “Political Advertising in 2016: The Presidential Election […]

Articles: ‘Palestinian’ Is a Fabricated Nationality

Articles: 'Palestinian' Is a Fabricated Nationality. by Dan Calic · March 12, 2017 While talk of a comprehensive Arab – Israeli peace agreement seems never ending, newly elected President Trump has described securing such an agreement as the “ultimate deal.” However there is ample reason why no deal has been struck, and why likely it will remain beyond reach. The […]

On Paper, Trump’s First 50 Days Resemble Previous Presidents’

On Paper, Trump’s First 50 Days Resemble Previous Presidents’. by John T. Bennett · March 11, 2017 On one hand, the first 50 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, in some ways, closely resemble those of his recent predecessors. But on the other, those similarities largely have been overshadowed by missteps and inflammatory tweets. A botched executive order temporarily banning many […]

Defiant U.S. prosecutor fired by Trump administration | Reuters

Defiant U.S. prosecutor fired by Trump administration | Reuters. by Mark Hosenball · March 11, 2017 WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of New York is not resigning from his post despite being asked to do so by the Justice Department, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Saturday, potentially setting up a showdown between President Donald Trump and […]

Michelle Howard, The Admiral Staring Down Putin’s Subs – The Daily Beast

Michelle Howard, The Admiral Staring Down Putin’s Subs – The Daily Beast. by Kimberly Dozier · March 12, 2017 The USS Porter was patrolling international waters in the Black Sea last month when four Russian military aircraft buzzed the guided missile destroyer as close as 200 yards. The captain and crew had seconds to decide whether to fire on them […]

Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul

Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul. by KEN THOMAS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence appealed for total GOP congressional support for a White House-backed health overhaul during a brief visit Saturday to Kentucky, where the Republican governor and junior senator are among the plan’s skeptics. “This is going to be a battle in Washington, […]

New mortar shell tech: Follow the target

New mortar shell tech: Follow the target. A new technology that could enable mortar shells reliably to land within a three-foot diameter and follow a moving target is being developed by the U.S. Army, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The accuracy of such weaponry is becoming increasingly important, as enemy troops, bunkers and other targets pop […]

South China Sea Disputes Expected to Take Center Stage at ASEAN Summit | The National Interest

South China Sea Disputes Expected to Take Center Stage at ASEAN Summit | The National Interest. After upending the regional order by boldly declaring his “separation” from America in favor of joining China’s “ideological flow” last year, Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte has assumed the rotational chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. The Philippines’ newfound […]

The Media’s Sham Coverage of FISA-gate | The American Spectator

The Media’s Sham Coverage of FISA-gate | The American Spectator. by George Neumayr · March 10, 2017 CNN is constantly running “breaking news” to the effect that no evidence has emerged to substantiate Trump’s wiretapping claim, as if scoring Trump on the precision of his tweet is the central story here. Notice that CNN never asks Democrats the fundamental question: […]

The Slants: The Band Who Must Not Be Named – Reason.com

The Slants: The Band Who Must Not Be Named – Reason.com. by Meredith Bragg · March 11, 2017 Bassist Simon Tam talks about his band’s Supreme Court fight to trademark its controversial name. from the April 2017 issue – view article in the Digital Edition Simon Tam didn’t think it would be a big deal when he applied for trademark […]

The Animal Spirits in the Jobs Report – Bloomberg View

The Animal Spirits in the Jobs Report – Bloomberg View. by Mark Whitehouse · March 10, 2017 Has the presidential election of Donald Trump reawakened the animal spirits in the U.S. economy, giving businesses more confidence to create jobs? Judging from the latest data, it may have — particularly if you’re a miner, a machinist or a construction worker. The […]

Here’s How to Establish a Merit-based Legal Immigration System – Helen Raleigh

Here's How to Establish a Merit-based Legal Immigration System – Helen Raleigh. by Helen Raleigh At his first joint session speech, President Trump mentioned that the U.S. should have a merit-based legal immigration system similar to what Canada and Australia have. He’s right and I have advocated for this very same point for years. While the U.S. gives overwhelmingly preference […]

Let’s Make a (Conservative) Deal – WSJ

Let’s Make a (Conservative) Deal – WSJ. By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL March 9, 2017 5:51 p.m. ET 276 COMMENTS Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, conservative pressure groups existed to make legislation better. We’re about to see if—in this new Republican Washington—the activists still know how to operate in that galaxy. On Monday, Speaker Paul Ryan debuted […]

Immigration — DACA Replacement: RAISE & E-Verify | National Review

Immigration — DACA Replacement: RAISE & E-Verify | National Review. · by The Editors · March 10, 2017 During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to cancel the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy “on day one.” The president did not get around to DACA on his first day in office, and it’s now looking like President Trump […]

Is al Qaeda more dangerous than ISIS again? | Washington Examiner

Is al Qaeda more dangerous than ISIS again? | Washington Examiner. by Jamie McIntyre · March 11, 2017 Under expanded authority granted by President Trump shortly after he took office, U.S. commanders have taken the gloves off in the fight against al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula, a terrorist group known by its initials AQAP. With the Islamic State on […]

Another taxpayer-funded energy company files for bankruptcy | Fox News

Another taxpayer-funded energy company files for bankruptcy | Fox News. A cutting-edge battery maker that received millions from taxpayers has become the latest government-backed energy firm to file for bankruptcy – reviving the controversy over how stimulus dollars were spent under the last administration. Seven years after Aquion Energy received a $5.2 million stimulus-tied grant from the federal government, the […]

Encountering Resistance from Both Sides – Debra J. Saunders

Encountering Resistance from Both Sides – Debra J. Saunders. by Debra J. Saunders WASHINGTON — This should be the moment President Donald Trump cleans up Obamacare with a broad smile on his happy face. He won the Electoral College — and as his predecessor Barack Obama liked to say, “Elections have consequences.” Trump’s Republican Party controls the House and the […]

Oil Prices Stumble as American Shale Rebounds – The American Interest

Oil Prices Stumble as American Shale Rebounds – The American Interest. by Yehudah Mirsky · March 10, 2017 Oil took a major dip this week as fears of a global oversupply resurfaced, despite petrostate production cuts. The FT reports: The falls came after oil prices fell the most in more than a year over the previous session when US crude […]

The ISIS Endgame – Washington Free Beacon

The ISIS Endgame – Washington Free Beacon. by Matthew Continetti · March 10, 2017 Share Email A convoy of U.S. armored vehicles near the northern Syrian city of Manbij / Getty Images BY: The Islamic Caliphate announced in 2014 by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, is approaching the end of its short and terrible life. Iraqi forces, supported […]

FBI Used Best Buy Repair Technicians as Secret Agents | OC Weekly

FBI Used Best Buy Repair Technicians as Secret Agents | OC Weekly. Recently unsealed records reveal a much more extensive secret relationship than previously known between the FBI and Best Buy’s Geek Squad, including evidence the agency trained company technicians on law-enforcement operational tactics, shared lists of targeted citizens and, to covertly increase surveillance of the public, encouraged searches of […]

Pelosi Was Going To Retire If Hillary Clinton Won Presidency | The Daily Caller

Pelosi Was Going To Retire If Hillary Clinton Won Presidency | The Daily Caller. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had planned to retire from Congress if Hillary Clinton won the presidential election. “If Hillary had won, I was ready to go home,” she told reporters Friday. Instead, she opted to stick around and try to fend off Republican efforts to […]

Articles: ‘All Terrorists Are Muslims…except the 94% Who Aren’t’

Articles: 'All Terrorists Are Muslims…except the 94% Who Aren’t'. by Paul Austin Murphy · March 10, 2017 The following piece covers both the FBI definition of the word “terrorism”; as well as the statistics or percentages which flow from such a definition. As for the title above: it was stolen from the Loonwatch website; though the same statistics have been […]

Environmentalist Protest Destroys The Environment At Standing Rock

Environmentalist Protest Destroys The Environment At Standing Rock. by Brad Slager · March 10, 2017 After half a year, hundreds of arrests, and thousands of headlines, the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline has drawn to an end at the Standing Rock site. On February 22, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum forced an evacuation of the protestors’ camps. The government […]

Key health insurer backs GOP ObamaCare replacement plan | TheHill

Key health insurer backs GOP ObamaCare replacement plan | TheHill. by Mark Hensch · March 10, 2017 America’s second-largest health insurer voiced its support for the ObamaCare repeal and replacement bill proposed by GOP House leaders in a letter to lawmakers this week. Anthem is urging lawmakers to launch the ObamaCare repeal process “as quickly as possible,” Politico reported Friday. […]

U.S. regulators reject Bitcoin ETF, digital currency plunges | Reuters

U.S. regulators reject Bitcoin ETF, digital currency plunges | Reuters. by Trevor Hunnicutt · March 10, 2017 NEW YORK The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday denied a request to list what would have been the first U.S. exchange-traded fund built to track bitcoin, the digital currency. Investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have been trying for more than three […]

Trump team ousts Obama-appointed U.S. attorneys – POLITICO

Trump team ousts Obama-appointed U.S. attorneys – POLITICO. by Josh Gerstein · March 10, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ request for the U.S. attorneys’ resignations comes as he is preparing to implement a series of significant policy shifts at the department. | Getty The president had previously asked Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in New York, to stay on. President […]

Anatomy of a North Korean Assassination – The Daily Beast

Anatomy of a North Korean Assassination – The Daily Beast. by Lennox Samuels · March 11, 2017 BANGKOK—One by one, on different flights at different times, four men from North Korea flew into Malaysia over the course of a fortnight in February, coming together finally in a condo apartment on Kuchai Lama Street in a bustling middle-class suburb on the […]

A robust February jobs report points to resilient US economy

A robust February jobs report points to resilient US economy. by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a brisk pace — signs that a resilient economy has given many companies the confidence to hire in anticipation of solid growth ahead. With the unemployment rate dipping to a […]

Obama’s ‘Watergate’: Ex-prez caught in ‘biggest scandal in U.S. history’?

Obama’s ‘Watergate’: Ex-prez caught in ‘biggest scandal in U.S. history’?. The script has flipped big time. Thanks to the media’s investigation into the Trump campaign, speculation is growing that it is the Obama administration that could end up investigated for accusations one of its targets called “worse than Watergate.” Democrats are suddenly worried their “Russia hacked the election” narrative may […]

The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The Forgotten Showdown Between China and America | The National Interest

The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The Forgotten Showdown Between China and America | The National Interest. Twenty-one years ago this week, as Taiwanese were readying to hold their country’s first direct presidential election later in March, China flexed its military muscles by holding a series of military exercises and firing missiles within thirty-five miles off the ports of Keelung and […]

Hawaii Has No Case Against Revised Travel Executive Order

Hawaii Has No Case Against Revised Travel Executive Order. by Hans von Spakovsky · March 10, 2017 The new lawsuit filed by Hawaii against President Donald Trump’s revised March 6 immigration executive order is just as unsound as the lawsuits filed by other states against the original order—despite what some courts have said about the original order or may say […]

‘Time Has Come to Deal’: Trump Invites Abbas to White House

'Time Has Come to Deal': Trump Invites Abbas to White House. by Bridget Johnson · March 10, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House today in the first call between the two, the administration said this evening. According to a readout of the call released by the White House, Trump and Abbas […]

The Beginnings of Obama’s Shadow Government | The American Spectator

The Beginnings of Obama’s Shadow Government | The American Spectator. In the New York Post on Wednesday, a political cartoon appeared mocking Obama’s lawyerly denial of his administration’s investigation of Trump-Russia ties. The cartoon has Obama saying: “Nobody in the White House ever ordered a wiretap of the individual named Donald Trump by my specific direction during daylight hours via […]

Welcome to the Obamacare Repeal Expanded Universe – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Welcome to the Obamacare Repeal Expanded Universe – Hit & Run : Reason.com. As House Republicans have rolled out their Obamacare repeal bill to widespread criticism, they have begun downplaying the importance of the legislation, saying that it is merely the first part of a multi-stage plan, potentially involving multiple bills and regulations, all of which will play a part […]

Obama Wiretapping? Trump Colluding? Investigations Would Likely Lead Nowhere | National Review

Obama Wiretapping? Trump Colluding? Investigations Would Likely Lead Nowhere | National Review. by Charles Krauthammer · March 9, 2017 When he was Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state, George Shultz was once asked about the CIA’s disavowal of involvement in a mysterious recent bombing in Lebanon. Replied Shultz: “If the CIA denies something, it’s denied.” Has there ever been a more […]

DC bar owners sue Trump Hotel for stealing their customers | Washington Examiner

DC bar owners sue Trump Hotel for stealing their customers | Washington Examiner. by Anna Giaritelli · March 9, 2017 A wine bar in Washington, D.C., on Thursday announced a lawsuit against President Trump’s International Hotel because the 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW property has stolen business from locals. Cork Wine Bar owners Khalid Pitts and Diane Gross, who both previously […]

Republicans want to know why Trump hasn’t fired the IRS head | Fox News

Republicans want to know why Trump hasn't fired the IRS head | Fox News. by Brooke Singman Nearly two months into the Trump administration, the IRS commissioner House Republicans once threatened with impeachment remains on the job. John Koskinen’s continued tenure may be surprising, considering how aggressively Republicans went after him under the Obama administration. But despite a sustained push […]

America’s High-Risk Complacent Class – Michael Barone

America's High-Risk Complacent Class – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone “Most Americans don’t like change very much,” writes economist and Marginal Revolution blogger Tyler Cowen, “unless it is on terms that they manage and control.” That’s just one of many provocative sentences you can mine from the riches threaded through his new book, “The Complacent Class.” “Don’t like change” cuts […]

Blank Book on ‘Reasons to Vote for Democrats’ Becomes Amazon Best-Seller

Blank Book on 'Reasons to Vote for Democrats' Becomes Amazon Best-Seller. A book suggesting there were no reasons to vote for a Democrat became very popular among Amazon customers, topping the site’s list of best-selling books. Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide was released in February and contains 266 blank pages. Author Michael J. Knowles explained the book’s […]

Japan Mulls First-Strike Capability Against North Korea – The American Interest

Japan Mulls First-Strike Capability Against North Korea – The American Interest. by Frank Furedi · March 9, 2017 After North Korea’s recent missile test off the Japanese coast, Tokyo is leaving all options on the table as it seeks to upgrade its own security posture. North Korean missiles now pose a “real threat”, Japan’s government said on Thursday as it […]

Europe Will be ‘Main Battlefield’ for Russian Election Meddling

Europe Will be 'Main Battlefield' for Russian Election Meddling. by Natalie Johnson · March 9, 2017 Share Email Toomas Hendrik Ilves / Getty Images The former president of Estonia predicted Thursday that Europe will be the “main battlefield” for Russian disinformation campaigns to influence Western elections this year. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia’s president from 2006 to 2016, testified before the […]

On Health Care, Trump Tells Conservatives to Take It or Leave It | The Weekly Standard

On Health Care, Trump Tells Conservatives to Take It or Leave It | The Weekly Standard. President Trump met with a select group of leaders from conservative organizations Wednesday evening to discuss the health-care bill. Represented at the meeting were the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation (and its political arm, Heritage Action), Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks, and the Tea […]

ABA Gives Neil Gorsuch Highest Possible Rating For SCOTUS | The Daily Caller

ABA Gives Neil Gorsuch Highest Possible Rating For SCOTUS | The Daily Caller. The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary voted unanimously to rate Neil Gorsuch as “well qualified” to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. “Well qualified” is the best possible rating a Supreme Court nominee can receive from the ABA. President Trump […]

Articles: Obama’s Snowflakes

Articles: Obama's Snowflakes. by Karin McQuillan · March 9, 2017 As President Trump focuses on jobs, Barack Obama’s oddness as a President is thrown into relief. How little we heard about jobs during Obama’s two terms — not even jobs in the inner city. We did hear a great deal about racism and sexism and homophobia on college campuses. On […]

After Passing Soda Tax To Curb Habit, Dems Insist Retailers Are Price-Gouging

After Passing Soda Tax To Curb Habit, Dems Insist Retailers Are Price-Gouging. by Kyle Sammin · March 9, 2017 Last year, Philadelphia’s city government passed a tax on soda, which took effect at the beginning of this year. The fight over its passage and the tumult caused by its enforcement propelled the dry issue of municipal taxation to national news. […]

Tillerson has recused himself from Keystone pipeline issues: State Dept. | Reuters

Tillerson has recused himself from Keystone pipeline issues: State Dept. | Reuters. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has recused himself from issues related to TransCanada Corp’s application for a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said in a letter on Thursday to the environmental group Greenpeace. “He has not worked on that matter at the Department […]

GOP leaders claim momentum as health bill clears hurdles

GOP leaders claim momentum as health bill clears hurdles. by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders drove their long-promised legislation to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law over its first big hurdles in the House on Thursday, claiming fresh momentum despite cries of protest from right, left and center. After grueling all-night sessions, the Energy and Commerce and Ways […]

Trump gets urgent warning: ‘Clean house at IRS as quickly as possible’

Trump gets urgent warning: ‘Clean house at IRS as quickly as possible’. A Washington-based government watchdog is warning President Trump to “clean house at the IRS as quickly as possible” – or, better yet, eliminate the “corrupt” agency altogether. The Internal Revenue Service admitted to a federal court Wednesday that it has identified nearly 7,000 documents that contain information concerning […]

The Coming U.S.-Turkey Collision Course over Syria | The National Interest

The Coming U.S.-Turkey Collision Course over Syria | The National Interest. On the plane trip back from a meeting in Pakistan on March 2, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to expand Turkey’s role in the Syrian conflict. “After the liberation of al-Bab from Daesh [ISIS] terrorists, Turkey’s new target in Syria is Manbij. Manbij is a city which belongs […]

‘When Is Enough, Enough?’ for Longest-Held U.S. Hostage

'When Is Enough, Enough?' for Longest-Held U.S. Hostage. by Bridget Johnson · March 9, 2017 The longest-held U.S. hostage in history today marked the 10th year since his disappearance off the coast of Iran as the White House vowed to “not rest until this case is resolved,” while his family wondered “where is the outrage” over his decade-long detention. When […]

Feds Blame ‘Self-Styled FOIA Terrorist’ for Their Own Stonewalling – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Feds Blame 'Self-Styled FOIA Terrorist' for Their Own Stonewalling – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by C.J. Ciaramella · March 8, 2017 Tetra Images Tetra Images/NewscomBuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold is a prodigious Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requester who files hundreds of public records requests and dozens of lawsuits a year against federal agencies. In fact, the only news […]

The Beginning of ObamaCare’s End – WSJ

The Beginning of ObamaCare’s End – WSJ. By KARL ROVE March 8, 2017 6:39 p.m. ET 32 COMMENTS The House GOP’s bill to reform health care is hardly a surprise: Its key elements were part of the “Better Way” agenda championed last year by Speaker Paul Ryan. Republican lawmakers discussed the principles in several special conference meetings. The legislation was […]

A Historic Health-Care Moment – WSJ

A Historic Health-Care Moment – WSJ. The do-or-die moment for the Trump Administration and the GOP Congress arrived on Monday, as House Republicans rolled out their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill. The question now is whether they can deliver on their reform promises and govern to improve the lives of American voters. The American Health Care Act would be the most consequential […]

Democrats Are Descending Into a Kind of Madness Amid Frenzy Over Trump – The New York Sun

Democrats Are Descending Into a Kind of Madness Amid Frenzy Over Trump – The New York Sun. by CONRAD BLACK The frenzy of the Never Trump movement becomes more demented every week. This last weekend, former national-intelligence director James Clapper (no friend of Donald Trump) said that there had been no evidence of any collusion between Trump people and any […]

Obama wiretapping Trump evidence of former president’s agenda – Washington Times

Obama wiretapping Trump evidence of former president's agenda – Washington Times. by Charles Hurt President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, during a meeting with the Republican House whip team about the proposed health bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Once again bypassing the hopelessly jaundiced media, President […]

James Clapper Trump Statements Reveal by Omission | National Review

James Clapper Trump Statements Reveal by Omission | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · March 8, 2017 In Monday’s Morning Jolt, Jim Geraghty usefully outlined some intriguing statements made by former Obama national intelligence director James Clapper regarding the FISA surveillance controversy. Clapper’s remarks, in an interview by NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Sunday, are being […]

The campaign by the Left to permanently obstruct Trump shows how desperate they’re getting | Washington Examiner

The campaign by the Left to permanently obstruct Trump shows how desperate they're getting | Washington Examiner. by David Bossie · March 8, 2017 The oppose-it-all, oppose-it-now, oppose-it-forever campaign of the Left is getting more and more desperate as reality sets in. This month, the balance of President Trump’s Cabinet will be confirmed, Judge Neil Gorsuch will continue on his […]

Trump agency heads already rolling back Obama-era rules on their own | Fox News

Trump agency heads already rolling back Obama-era rules on their own | Fox News. by Adam Shaw President Trump’s newly installed agency heads are starting to take a lead role unraveling a web of Obama-era regulations, acting alongside congressional Republicans and the president himself to roll back rules they claim hurt business or simply go too far. Interior Secretary Ryan […]

Trump Era’s Vicious Partisanship Born of Small Differences – Jonah Goldberg

Trump Era's Vicious Partisanship Born of Small Differences – Jonah Goldberg. by Jonah Goldberg “Polarize” is a funny word. I hear it all the time, including from my own mouth. The country is polarized. The parties are polarized. President Trump is polarizing. I think that’s true, but I don’t think the word means what people think it means. First, let’s […]

America Chokes on Asia’s Smog – The American Interest

America Chokes on Asia’s Smog – The American Interest. by Adam Garfinkle · March 8, 2017 The United States’ smoggy days are mostly behind it, and our air quality is only getting better as shale gas continues to displace sooty coal as our country’s primary source for power generation. But pollution doesn’t respect national borders, and new research suggests that […]

Here’s Who Will Benefit From the GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan

Here's Who Will Benefit From the GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan. by Ali Meyer · March 8, 2017 Share Email Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds up a copy of the American Health Care Act during a news conference / Getty Images The American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement to the Affordable Care Act, eliminates mandates and taxes, thereby […]

Report: FBI Russia Probe Failed To Find Evidence Against Trump | The Daily Caller

Report: FBI Russia Probe Failed To Find Evidence Against Trump | The Daily Caller. U.S. officials say a months-long FBI counterintelligence investigation into Russian attempts to manipulate the U.S. election, did not bring up enough evidence to charge anyone criminally, according to a report from Circa. Agents who investigated claims of computer server activity tied to Russia and then President-elect-Trump’s […]

CIA contractors likely source of latest WikiLeaks release: U.S. officials | Reuters

CIA contractors likely source of latest WikiLeaks release: U.S. officials | Reuters. by John Walcott · March 8, 2017 WASHINGTON/BERLIN U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials said on Wednesday that they have been aware since the end of last year of a security breach at the CIA that led to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks publishing agency documents on its hacking tools. […]

The Vigilantes Fighting Boko Haram With Magic Amulets – The Daily Beast

The Vigilantes Fighting Boko Haram With Magic Amulets – The Daily Beast. by Hilary Matfess · March 9, 2017 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—At first glance the corrugated tin shack with its display of dried plants and powders in empty rice sacks spilling outside and animal skins tacked to the front door seems like any other roadside spice market or traditional medicine shop […]

GOP health care bill is critical first test for Trump

GOP health care bill is critical first test for Trump. by ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — As conservatives revolt over Republican health care legislation, Donald Trump faces a crucial first test of his presidency: Can he translate his bully pulpit and popularity with conservative voters into a legislative win? For Trump, it is a new arena five rocky weeks into […]

The U.S. Army May Have Prepared for the Wrong War | The National Interest Blog

The U.S. Army May Have Prepared for the Wrong War | The National Interest Blog. On February 7, Vice Chief of Staff for the Army Gen. Daniel Allyn stated that only three of fifty-eight combat brigades in the U.S. Army were sufficiently trained for wartime deployment, blaming the condition on sequestration. It is not the lack of money, however, that […]

Ryan: ‘We Will Have 218 Votes’ to Pass Our Repeal-and-Replace Plan

Ryan: ‘We Will Have 218 Votes’ to Pass Our Repeal-and-Replace Plan. (CNSNews.com) – House committees will begin marking up the Republican leadership’s repeal-and-replace plan on Wednesday, and then it will head to the Budget and Rules Committees next week. And when the bill finally makes it to the House floor, “We will have 218 votes,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) […]

Here’s How States That Expanded Medicaid Are Doing

Here’s How States That Expanded Medicaid Are Doing. by Melissa Quinn · March 8, 2017 As lawmakers begin to debate a GOP bill to replace Obamacare, both Republicans and Democrats say they worry that Americans who gained insurance under the health care law will lose the coverage once Congress repeals it. For many, that worry stems from potential changes to […]

The Left’s Job Only Got Harder | The American Spectator

The Left’s Job Only Got Harder | The American Spectator. by J.T. Young · March 9, 2017 The left faces a far tougher task confronting President Trump than it did with candidate Trump. Following Trump’s address to Congress on February 28, it appears it may have to. This is a big problem for its scorched-earth opposition strategy. One month, one […]

Our health care plan for America: Paul Ryan

Our health care plan for America: Paul Ryan. Do we stay with Obamacare and the unsustainable status quo, or do we repeal it and replace it with something better? House Speaker Paul Ryan (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP) When I took the speaker’s gavel, I told my colleagues that it’s no longer good enough to just say what we’re against. […]

Trump’s New Travel Ban: Executive Order Clarified and Improved | National Review

Trump’s New Travel Ban: Executive Order Clarified and Improved | National Review. by The Editors · March 6, 2017 The Trump administration’s revised executive order on refugees, issued on Monday, is in substance and presentation what the White House should have done from the beginning. In late January, the White House issued an executive order halting admission of all refugees […]

Conservatives looking to bargain with Trump, Ryan on Obamacare | Washington Examiner

Conservatives looking to bargain with Trump, Ryan on Obamacare | Washington Examiner. by W. James Antle III · March 8, 2017 Conservatives in the House and Senate haven’t given up hope that they can reshape Republican Obamacare replacement legislation to be more to their liking, despite mixed signals from the White House and congressional leadership. “What we have now is […]

Studies detail how much funding sanctuary cities stand to lose | Fox News

Studies detail how much funding sanctuary cities stand to lose | Fox News. States with cities that hold onto their “sanctuary” status for illegal immigrants potentially stand to lose tens of millions of dollars in federal funds, according to a new study published Tuesday. The report details how much could be on the line, in the wake of President Trump’s […]

Twitter Is Proving to Be Trump’s Achilles’ Heel – Jonah Goldberg

Twitter Is Proving to Be Trump's Achilles' Heel – Jonah Goldberg. by Jonah Goldberg It was just last week that Donald Trump had the finest moment of his short presidency — his address to a joint session of Congress. Even many of his harshest critics praised his speech or reluctantly conceded that it was “presidential.” The collective response from Republicans […]

The Real Trade Challenge Is Germany, Not China – The American Interest

The Real Trade Challenge Is Germany, Not China – The American Interest. by Walter Russell Mead · March 6, 2017 Jochen-Pool/Getty Images Trump may be more focused on China, but the economic and political implications of Germany’s trade imbalance pose more serious long-term challenges. Berlin may be hoping that President Trump didn’t read the Wall Street Journal this weekend—because if […]

Women’s March Strike Organized By Group With All-Male Leadership

Women's March Strike Organized By Group With All-Male Leadership. by Joe Schoffstall · March 7, 2017 Share Email Getty Images Leaders of the “Day Without a Woman” strike are working with a group that does not have a single female in a leadership position. The Women’s March protest group is asking female employees to skip work on March 8 to […]

Ivanka Trump clothing line reports record sales | TheHill

Ivanka Trump clothing line reports record sales | TheHill. by Judy Kurtz · March 7, 2017 Ivanka Trump’s eponymous women’s fashion line is reporting record sales figures despite calls for a boycott and controversies surrounding President Trump. “Since the beginning of February, they were some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand,” Abigail Klem, the president […]

Republicans Cast Wide Net with New Health Reform Draft | The Weekly Standard

Republicans Cast Wide Net with New Health Reform Draft | The Weekly Standard. By Chris Deaton Chris Deaton The Weekly Standard · March 13, 2017 House Republicans revealed draft legislation Monday evening designed to allay conservative lawmakers without spooking moderates, reassure wary voters, and not alienate Democrats too much. Such is the balancing act of repealing and replacing Obamacare. Party […]

New Yorkers To Hillary Clinton: No Thanks | The Daily Caller

New Yorkers To Hillary Clinton: No Thanks | The Daily Caller. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t perform well in the latest poll in the New York City mayor’s race, according to a new Rasmussen poll released Tuesday. Fifty-eight percent of likely voters in the city don’t want Clinton to run again, compared to just 23 percent of voters […]

Articles: Obama’s Rasputin Moves into the Bunker

Articles: Obama's Rasputin Moves into the Bunker. by Daniel John Sobieski · March 7, 2017 Politics, it is said, makes curious bedfellows, and the longstanding relationship between Barack Obama and presidential adviser and confidante Valerie Jarrett is curious indeed. It had become curiouser and curiouser with the news that Jarrett is moving into Obama’s D.C. home, which is to serve […]

Obama Admin Declared War On Trump. Trump Declared War Back

Obama Admin Declared War On Trump. Trump Declared War Back. by P. H. Guthrie · March 7, 2017 President Trump labeled ex-President Obama a “bad or sick guy” in a tweet on Saturday, accusing Obama of tapping his phones during the presidential campaign. Through a spokesman, Obama denied any direct involvement in ordering surveillance on Trump, his associates, or his […]

Freedom Caucus members say GOP doesn’t have votes to pass healthcare plan | TheHill

Freedom Caucus members say GOP doesn't have votes to pass healthcare plan | TheHill. by Jessie Hellmann · March 7, 2017 House Freedom Caucus members said Tuesday the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal and replace plan does not have the votes necessary to pass the lower chamber. The 40-member conservative caucus didn’t take a formal position on the GOP’s plan at their […]

Conservatives rebel against Trump-backed Republican healthcare plan | Reuters

Conservatives rebel against Trump-backed Republican healthcare plan | Reuters. WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled long-awaited legislation on Monday to repeal much of the Obamacare healthcare law, including its expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress have repeatedly promised to repeal and replace former Democratic President Barack Obama’s […]

Obamacare tests Trump’s deal-making prowess – POLITICO

Obamacare tests Trump's deal-making prowess – POLITICO. Many lawmakers are hoping President Donald Trump will keep his involvement relatively narrow, whipping votes by wooing lawmakers at the Oval Office as promised, while leaving the details to them. | Getty President Donald Trump, a consummate dealmaker, is embarking on a high-stakes negotiation in a new arena as he tries to quickly […]

Who’s Behind the Massive CIA Leak? – The Daily Beast

Who’s Behind the Massive CIA Leak? – The Daily Beast. by Kevin Poulsen · March 8, 2017 For the second time in a matter of months, U.S. intelligence agencies have suffered a devastating breach of their hacking secrets. But unlike the last breach in August, an American CIA worker, not Russian hackers, is the most likely source of a new […]

WikiLeaks reveals CIA files describing hacking tools

WikiLeaks reveals CIA files describing hacking tools. by Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users’ computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung. The documents describe clandestine methods for bypassing or defeating encryption, antivirus […]

China May Already Be Losing the Trade War | The National Interest

China May Already Be Losing the Trade War | The National Interest. During last year’s U.S. presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump made a great deal of political hay calling China a “currency manipulator” and suggesting that the United States would rectify the situation when he took office. Now ensconced in the White House, President Trump continues to wave the bloody […]

Public erupts on N.Y. Times promoting itself as ‘Truth’

Public erupts on N.Y. Times promoting itself as ‘Truth’. As the legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield was famous for saying, “I don’t get no respect.” And now the New York Times might understand exactly what he meant by that. Just last month, President Donald Trump labeled the newspaper as “fake news,” along with other outlets including NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. […]

All Roads Lead Back to Brennan | The American Spectator

All Roads Lead Back to Brennan | The American Spectator. by George Neumayr · March 6, 2017 It is “our job,” not Trump’s, to “control exactly what people think,” gasped MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski last month. This week’s gasp from the media assumes a slightly different form and can be translated as: It is our job, not Trump’s, to push stories […]

New York Times Thinks Businesses Are Dogs That Need Pre-emptive Choking From Government – Hit & Run : Reason.com

New York Times Thinks Businesses Are Dogs That Need Pre-emptive Choking From Government – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Matt Welch · March 7, 2017 dogshomepa.comThe New York Times on Monday published a useful if context-lite front-page article on the Trump administration’s plans to roll back some federal regulations. Before delving into the policy content of the push, linger […]

Democrats’ Unintended Consequences: Media Collusion, Partisan Overreach | National Review

Democrats’ Unintended Consequences: Media Collusion, Partisan Overreach | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · March 7, 2017 The classical idea of a divine Nemesis (“reckoning” or “downfall”) that brings unforeseen retribution for hubris (insolence and arrogance) was a recognition that there are certain laws of the universe that operated independently of human concerns. Call Nemesis a goddess. But it […]

The truth about Russia | TheHill

The truth about Russia | TheHill. by Bill Press · March 6, 2017 Forget the politics. Now that both congressional Democrats and President Trump are calling for an independent investigation, it’s time for Republicans in Congress to put country ahead of politics and name a special committee to investigate the growing evidence of ties between the world of Trump and […]

Does Ben Rhodes really want to take a trip down memory lane?|Heat Street

Does Ben Rhodes really want to take a trip down memory lane?|Heat Street. heatst.com · March 5, 2017 It’s a tough time for President Obama’s former lackeys. One day you’re day dreaming of how you’ll continue scheming in Hillary Clinton’s administration, and the next you’re stuck sitting at home with no pants on and a hungry cat whose litter box […]

Why Dems will regret a probe into Russian election hacking | New York Post

Why Dems will regret a probe into Russian election hacking | New York Post. by John Crudele · March 7, 2017 The investigation of Russian interference in the US election could turn into a big headache for the Democrats. The phrase “Be careful what you ask for” comes to mind. For months before the presidential election, I explained why the […]

Russian Election ‘Hacking’: FBI Is Not Investigating Trump Campaign | National Review

Russian Election ‘Hacking’: FBI Is Not Investigating Trump Campaign | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · March 6, 2017 They’re in retreat now. You may have missed it amid President Trump’s startling Saturday tweet storm, the recriminations over president-on-candidate spying, and the Jeff Sessions recusal — a whirlwind weekend. But while you weren’t looking, an elaborate narrative died. For […]

Trump’s better order — and the border | Washington Examiner

Trump's better order — and the border | Washington Examiner. by Washington Examiner · March 7, 2017 The White House corrected an early mistake and issued a narrower and much improved executive order curbing visas from terrorist hotbeds. The order itself is better, the process of making it was better and the rollout of the order was far better. Now […]

House Republicans release long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill | Fox News

House Republicans release long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill | Fox News. House Republicans on Monday evening released the text of their long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill, calling to eliminate the myriad taxes and penalties tied to the original legislation while still preserving certain patient protections. The bill, called the American Health Care Act, can be read online at readthebill.gop. The sweeping legislation […]

Why Do American Jews Want Thousands of Jew Haters in America? – Dennis Prager

Why Do American Jews Want Thousands of Jew Haters in America? – Dennis Prager. by Dennis Prager Last week, the Jerusalem Post and other news agencies reported that in a Paris suburb, two Jewish brothers wearing kippot (Jewish skullcaps) were attacked while driving their car by Middle Easterners driving another car. According to a case report: “While the vehicle was […]

An Anti-Hate Group that Jumped the Shark – The American Interest

An Anti-Hate Group that Jumped the Shark – The American Interest. MSM WATCH “Good causes attract bad advocates,” literary critic Irving Howe once wrote. In 2017, one such advocate is the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization “dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.” The SPLC, considered the authority […]

U.S. Airstrike Kills Ex-Gitmo Detainee in Yemen Released in Obama Era

U.S. Airstrike Kills Ex-Gitmo Detainee in Yemen Released in Obama Era. Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba / APGuantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba / AP BY: Sam Dorman March 6, 2017 5:27 pm U.S. airstrikes on Thursday in Yemen killed a former detainee at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, Yasir al-Silmi, who was released from the detention center in […]

North Korea missiles ‘drill for strike on US bases’: KCNA

North Korea missiles 'drill for strike on US bases': KCNA. by Hwang Sunghee Seoul (AFP) – Nuclear-armed North Korea said Tuesday its missile launches were training for a strike on US bases in Japan, as global condemnation of the regime swelled. Three of the four missiles fired Monday came down provocatively close to US ally Japan, in waters that are […]

Trump’s Wiretap Claims: What We Know and What We Don’t | The Weekly Standard

Trump's Wiretap Claims: What We Know and What We Don't | The Weekly Standard. I spent most of the last two days reporting out the extraordinary allegations President Donald Trump made against his predecessor, Barack Obama – that Obama had Trump’s “wires tapped in Trump Tower.” And I’ve spent many hours over the past several weeks looking into claims about […]

Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russia | The Daily Caller

Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russia | The Daily Caller. Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of […]

Articles: Lynch Mobs of the Left

Articles: Lynch Mobs of the Left. by James Lewis · March 6, 2017 “Comrades! The kulak uprising in your five districts must be crushed without pity. The interests of the whole revolution demand such actions … You must make an example of these people. (1) Hang (I mean hang publicly, so that people see it) at least 100 kulaks, rich […]

Everything DeVos Said About Historically Black Colleges Was Correct

Everything DeVos Said About Historically Black Colleges Was Correct. by Joy Pullmann · March 2, 2017 It’s been rough for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in her first few weeks on the job. In her first week she had to be hustled away by security after protesters blocked her from visiting a public middle school then pursued her down an alley, […]

The Democrat Who Hugged the President

The Democrat Who Hugged the President. by Stephanie Akin · March 7, 2017 Most Democrats fled after President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress last week. But Sen. Joe Manchin III instead approached him — and leaned in for a hug. The gesture only lasted a few seconds. But it speaks volumes about the symbiotic relationship that […]

North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving as murder row boils | Reuters

North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving as murder row boils | Reuters. by Praveen Menon · March 7, 2017 KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL North Korea barred Malaysians from leaving the country on Tuesday, prompting Malaysia to take tit-for-tat action, as police in Kuala Lumpur sought to question up to three men hiding in the North Korean embassy over the murder of Kim […]